Why CRT Belongs in the Classroom, and How to Do It Right
by Stacie Brensilver Berman, Robert Cohen, and Ryan Mills
"If classroom realities matter at all to those governors and state legislators who imposed CRT bans on schools, they ought to be embarrassed at having barred students in their states from the kind of thought provoking teaching we witnessed in this project."
SOURCE: Washington Post
Third Draft of Virginia History Standards Incorporates Responses to Some Criticisms
After appointees of Glen Younkin rejected the detailed standards developed in consultation with historians, educators and museum professionals in favor of a stripped-down document with little attention to the history minority groups, a new draft has explicitly mandated discussions of racism in the K-12 curriculum.
Virginia's "Guiding Principles" are a Right-Wing Fantasy of History
by Alan J. Singer
Governor Youngkin's allies on Virginia's commission to review state social studies standards have hijacked the process to advance a right-wing vision of history education in the state that expunges "divisive concepts" from the curriculum.
Nat'l Teacher of the Year Has No Plans to Stop Teaching Controversial Material
“I don’t want to be defiant, said Russell. “My sole purpose as a teacher is to provide my students with a holistic education and I don’t believe -- through my lived experience -- that taking away certain subjects or certain books will do so."
SOURCE: Perspectives on History
Partisan Politics on a State Standards Revision
by Stephen Jackson
The South Dakota Department of Education discarded the recommendations of a work group of scholars, educators and elected officials in favor of a second group appointed by the governor, including political allies and an emeritus professor from Hillsdale College, seriously undermining rigor in the state social studies curriculum.
BOE Member who Wrongly Identifies Nazis as "Socialists" Shapes How Colorado Students Learn Holocaust History
Historians and teachers argue that tying limited space for Holocaust and genocide education in the curriculum to a crusade against leftist politics is distracting and an antisemitic hijacking of education by politics.
SOURCE: New York Post
Sen. Hawley: Public Schools Must Make Kids Love America and the Founding
by Josh Hawley
Senator Josh Hawley argues that public schools are obligated to teach "the truth about our history and our purpose that unites us as a nation."
SOURCE: New York Times
Texas School’s Lesson on Chivalry Asked Girls to ‘Walk Daintily’ and Obey Men
Students interviewed were divided between recognizing the pedagogical goal of showing how chivalry could excuse the subordination of women, others (and some parents) disagreed with the method.
Nebraska Just Approved More Inclusive Social Studies Guidelines. They're a Window Into the Changing Way Kids Are Learning U.S. History
Steps taken in Nebraska are a window into the way that conversation is changing, amid increased public scrutiny of what American students are learning about history.
SOURCE: The Center for Michigan
History gets a conservative twist in Michigan social studies standards
References to gay rights, Roe v. Wade, climate change and “core democratic values” have been stripped from Michigan’s new proposed social studies standards.
SOURCE: AHA Today
AHA Council Issues Letter of Concern Regarding the New York Board of Regents Proposed Modifications to Exams
AHA is concerned about loosening of requirements for social studies.
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